The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit combines three best-selling books written by top gardening authors, Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew. It is a comprehensive guide to selecting, cultivating, harvesting and cooking vegetables, herbs and fruit. The authors' acknowledged expertise in their respective fields and their combined practical experience are brought together in this unique and outstanding book. The coverage is phenomenal - from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of species of apples that can be cultivated, and the herbs that can be grown in even the smallest of spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout, setting out varieties, cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases, culinary uses, as well as medicinal and cosmetic uses. It is a real must-have for any gardener or cook.
Matthew Biggs trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, writes for Gardener's World, is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time and lectures around the world. Jekka McVicar runs a flourishing herb farm near Bristol which is licensed by the Soil Association. A frequent gold medallist at Chelsea and other prestigious flower shows, she is undeniably the UK's leading authority on growing herbs Bob Flowerdew is the UK's foremost authority on organic gardening. He lectures for the Royal Horticulture Society and writes for many magazines. He is also a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.